FOR THE LOVE OF JUNK

SOME WOMEN DREAM OF BEAUTIFUL HOMES AND PERFECTION. SOME DREAM OF THE DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH, OUTCAST ITEMS, THE TATTERED, THE CRAZED, THE RUSTED AND SOMETIMES DISCARDED TREASURES. IM A MEMBER OF THE SECOND GROUP. I'M A JUNKER FOR LIFE!



Tuesday, February 23, 2010

A REALLY WHITE WEDNESDAY

     IT'S SNOWING IN CENTRAL TEXAS.  THIS IS THE THIRD TIME FOR ME IN ABOUT 18 YEARS. IT HAVE BEEN SNOWING IN OTHER PARTS MORE TO THE NORTH, BUT FOR US COUNTRY FOLK IN THE CENTRAL AREA THIS IS BIG.  THE KIDS GOT OUT OF SCHOOL EARLY AND MY HUSBAND WAS HOME BY 11:00 THIS MORNING, TOMORROW IS MOSTLY BACK TO NORMAL, UNLESS SOMETHING CHANGES TONIGHT. IT IS SO BEAUTIFUL AND SERENE TO SEE IT SNOW. I KNOW THAT MOST OF YOU ARE SICK OF ALL THE SNOW, NOT HERE IN TEXAS. THAT IS NOT DENYING  THAT WE ARE ALL READY FOR SPRING AND SOME GREEN.


LET'S TALK ABOUT THIS LITTLE GIRL. I PAY 10.00 FOR HALF OF HER SINCE SHE WAS BROKEN WAIST DOWN. I FELL IN LOVE WITH HER SWEET FACE AND DECIDED I WILL RESCUE HER SOMEHOW.


I FOUND A CUTE BAG THAT GOT STAINS ALL OVER IT. I USED LACE AND MOD PODGE TO DECOPAGE THE LACE AND DISGUISE THE STAINS. IT TURN OUT PRETTY GOOD. THEN I THOUGHT THAT I CAN STASH HER BODY IN THE BAG.  I DIDN'T GLUE HER IN PLACE SINCE I MIGHT USED HER DIFFERENTLY IF SHE DOESN'T SELL QUICKLY. I MADE A TAG, HER CLOTHES AND VOILE!


I LIKE HER A LOT, LIKE A LOT, LIKE HOARDING HER.


JUST SOME SNOW, ENOUGH FOR MY TO STAY HOME AND PLAY.

OK , THIS LADY WAS A LLADRO FIGURINE I BROKE THE OTHER DAY. I CAN NOT BRING MYSELF TO TRASH HER SINCE HER TORSO SURVIVED IN ONE PIECE. I DECIDED TO ALTERED HER AND MAKE A  TRI-DIMENSIONAL COLLAGE. HER HAT AND DRESS TURN OUT REALLY PRETTY. IT'S A BIG PIECE ABOUT 18 INCHES TALL. THE PICTURES DON'T DO HER ANY JUSTICE. I HAVE STARTED TO CRAFT AGAIN THANKS TO ALL THE INSPIRATION IN THE BLOGS. THERE IS SOME SERIOUS TALENT OUT THERE.


WELL FRIENDS THIS IS ALL FOR THIS WW. THANKS TO OUR HOST MS KATHLEEN @ FADED CHARM. YOUR COMMENTS MEAN A LOT TO ME, SO LEAVE ME A WORD WHEN YOU VISIT. BLESSINGS, MARTA.









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7 comments:

vintagesue said...

it really is a white wednesday there marta!!! i saw on the news the snow in texas and wondered if it was close to you...WELL...guess it is!!! enjoy.
i LOVE that cherish tag. did you make it? is it a stamp?
can i throw anything away? i'm with you.
be safe and don't slip on any ice!!!
take care
s

Leann said...

Oh My Sweet Friend

I love what you've done with the "ladies." The Lladro is amazing!

I'll be back soon!
Leann

Terry Lee said...

the snow is wonderful, isn't it marta? we've had lotsa fun with it. well, i had fun looking at it.

way too cold for me to play in it! but my son got out and stomped around in it. mainly i'm just trying to get lots of pics since it's such a rare commodity here in central texas.

am lovin' your whites, girl! that blonde baby doll you re-made is awfully sweet!! i have a special place in my heart for blonde babies. :-)

and your collage with the broken figurine is gorgeous!! also LOVE LOVE LOVE your lead picture of the QUEEN under glass. ohmygosh!

thanks for sharing your lovelies, marta ... stay warm and safe!

hugs,
terry lee

Jamie said...

I love your sweet rescued ladies! How talented you are Marta.
We enjoyed the snow, that is my WW today, pictures of the kids playing in the snow.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

I love how you "reclaimed" these great little ladies! So creative!
Debbie-Dabble

Sares said...

She turned out great! I hope you are enjoying your snow, it's so pretty! Stay safe and warm and have a great day tomorrow!

Romeo said...

What wonderfully beautiful creations!!! As you might guess, "she" love all the lace you've used to enhance these ladies!! Great job!